The Hanoitimes - High-quality education is one of the top quality improvement targets in Hanoi, with 15-17% of GDP allocated to the sector each year.
Hanoi wishes to intensify educational cooperation with Great Britain’s Wales, said Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung when receiving Cabinet Secretary for Education of Wales Kirsty Williams AM on October 30.
At the meeting, Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung noted that Hanoi has nearly 2,700 schools at all levels with over 1.8 million students. The education system has many secondary and high schools, training numerous senior officials for the city, and students in the city also outnumber those from other localities representing Vietnam in international competitions.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung received Cabinet Secretary for Education of Wales, Kirsty Williams AM
The capital has initially applied the baccalaureate program of Cambridge in some high schools, and towards application in secondary schools, Chung said. English is also a compulsory subject, with the goal of combining Cambridge's curriculum with Vietnamese curricula into appropriate programs, helping to reduce pressure on students and supporting their learning process.
Chung emphasized that high-quality education is one of the top quality improvement targets in Hanoi, with 15-17% of GDP allocated to the sector each year, with the goal that by 2020, 83% of schools in the city will meet the national standard.
In the coming time, Hanoi also aims to train high-quality human resources, with creativity and participation in the start-up trend of Hanoi and the whole country, Chung noted.
In addition, the head of the Hanoi government also mentioned some challenges that the capital’s education sector still faces in terms of students’ level, facilities as well as high-quality human resources.
Appreciating Great Britain’s education in general and Wales’ education in particular, Chairman Chung expects that Wales will actively exchange experience and support Hanoi in training high-quality teachers of English.
Agreeing with Chairman Chung’s proposal, Kirsty Williams highly valued the city’s achievements in education, wishing that the two sides will continue to exchange experience to improve education quality in Hanoi and Wales.
Sharing some education ideas in Wales, Kirsty Williams hopes that the number of student exchanges between Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular with Wales will increase in both quantity and quality in the time ahead.